Hello everyone, wow, i haven't been on this site in months... I really can't even explain how awesome that feels considering I was literally on this site everyday, multiple times a day this time last year. I started having several TMS symptoms (now looking back on my life) and eventually ended up with chronic pelvic pain, which would probably be diagnosed as "pudendal neuralgia" considering I had almost all of the symptoms. I couldn't sit without pain and muscle spasms, I was super anxious and fearful about the whole thing (honestly just look up past threads I have posted). I was in a really really dark place and even considered suicide. I knew it was TMS pretty quickly, within a few months of symptom starting. The problem was, there was SO much literature and when you're desperate you want to read everything and get healed FAST. Well, for me there was no overnight cure. I got WAY worse before I got better and had serious panic attacks about everything throughout the process of figuring this TMS thing out. The problem with TMS is that there is NOTHING to figure out, because, well... it's just a reaction of your nervous system going into fight or flight mode. Essentially, i developed a fear of fear symptoms. What I found helped me the most was a book by Paul David called "At last a life" and his second one "at Last a Life and Beyond. Also, a book called D.A.R.E. really helped me. I differ from Sarno's approach as I believe that TMS symptoms are a physical symptom of anxiety. When I accepted this (because I had a hard time accepting Sarno's theory that TMS distracts from anxiety... everyone is different). And ACCEPTED that it would take time and there would be a lot of ups and downs to heal... I felt a lot better. It took me a few months to heal and I still get little "ups" of anxiety, but nothing like it used to be. Life is amazing.